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Heads, Yes. Tails, No.

July 27, 2012 Yes, rodents are eaten all over the world, but only in trendy New York would a rat be a gourmet dinner... and a statement of art. AT first glance the opening and dinner at the Allegra LaViola Gallery on the Lower East Side on Wednesday night looked like any other New York art event. There were stylish people from Brooklyn and Manhattan, in dark clothing and notable shoes. Photographs lined the ...

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Evgeny Nikitin, Swastika-Tattooed Baritone, Still Scheduled At The Met

NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 -- The singer who quit the Bayreuth opera festival when it emerged he once had at least one Nazi-related symbol tattooed on his body remains scheduled to sing a new production of Wagner's "Parsifal" at the Metropolitan Opera next season. Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/evgeny-nikitin-baritone-swastika-tattoo_n_1703364.html?fb_action_ids=10151983844770602&fb_source ...

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NYC and World Culture

Is NYC still the cultural capital of the world?  Was it ever?  Will it be again?  Does it matter?   It's never a good sign for the city when such issues are discussed, but The New York Times has run several pieces on the subject in the past few weeks.  Since the city seems to be doing as well if not better than the rest of the country and perhaps most of the world, it's not clear what trends the Times disce ...

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